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1. Any of numerous small nonbiting flies of the family Chironomidae, having aquatic larvae and often forming large swarms near ponds and lakes. Also called chironomid.
2. Any of various similar dipteran insects, such as the biting midges and the gall midges.
[Middle English, from Old English mycg.]
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1. (Animals) any fragile mosquito-like dipterous insect of the family Chironomidae, occurring in dancing swarms, esp near water
2. (Animals) any similar or related insect, such as the biting midge and gall midge
3. a small or diminutive person or animal
[Old English mycge; compare Old High German mucca, Danish myg]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. any of numerous minute dipterous insects, esp. of the family Chironomidae, somewhat resembling a mosquito.
2. a tiny person.
[before 900; Old English mycg(e); c. Old Saxon muggia, Old High German mucca, Old Norse mȳ; akin to Latin musca, Greek myîa fly]
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|Noun||1.||midge - minute two-winged mosquito-like fly lacking biting mouthparts; appear in dancing swarms especially near water|
gnat - any of various small biting flies: midges; biting midges; black flies; sand flies
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midge[ˈmɪdʒ] n → moucheron m
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n (Brit) → Mücke f
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midge→ بَرْغَشَة komár dansemyg kleine Mücke σκνίπα mosquito sääski moucheron mušica moscerino 小虫 작은 날벌레 mug knott komar mosquito мошка mygga แมลงตัวเล็กคล้ายยุงกัดคนและสัตว์ tatarcık muỗi vằn 蠓虫
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